How to use Pensively in a sentence

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  • He puckered his face, screwed up his eyes, and pensively swayed his head.

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  • If they haven't acted by now, they're waiting for something, she said pensively.

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  • With a frustrated sigh, she lifted her hand and gazed at him pensively.

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  • If you were not a father there would be nothing I could reproach you with, said Anna Pavlovna, looking up pensively.

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  • Anatole lay on the sofa in the study leaning on his elbow and smiling pensively, while his handsome lips muttered tenderly to himself.

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